Joe Greco Memorial Bridge Dedicated

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IMG_1887bPictured: Special guests in attendance included Mayor Broome, Kelly Greco, Andy Greco (holding Joe Greco’s picture), Kip Holden, Councilman Wilson, Perry Greco, and Cyrus Greco.

In a fitting tribute to his hard work on behalf of the City of Central, Metro Councilman Joe Greco was memorialized  November 7 with a bridge dedication ceremony.   Mr. Greco, who passed away on June 30 of this year, served as councilman representing the Central area  (District 4) from 1992 to 2008.  During that time, he continually pushed to have the Central Thruway constructed, a dream that was realized when it opened in 2013.  A bridge over Beaver Bayou on the thruway was dedicated to his late wife Joan at that time.  Now, the bridge spanning the Comite River on that same thruway bears his name.   At the dedication ceremony, Baton Rouge Mayor Sharon Weston-Broome stated, “It is wonderful to have this opportunity to dedicate this bridge in the name of a true public servant.”  Former Baton Rouge Mayor Kip Holden remembered, “You could never tell Joe Greco ‘No’.  He was committed to this community and to helping it grow.  He made a total sacrifice for the entire community.”  City of Central Mayor Jr Shelton shared, “This is a very emotional day for the Greco family because this is the vision he had for this city.  As great a councilman as he was, he was an even better man.”  Metro Councilman Scott Wilson, who spearheaded the effort to name the bridge for Mr. Greco, said with conviction, “This is something Joe worked on for a long time and he certainly deserves it.  He worked hard to see it come to fruition under several mayors.  He was a true public servant and a friend to everyone.  I am glad to see his day come with him being honored like this.  We all certainly miss him.”  Mr. Greco’s sons Perry, Andy and wife Marie, and Kelly, and his brother Cyrus were honored attendees at the ceremony.